Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

AG Bell respects each visitor’s right to personal privacy. To that end, we collect and use information throughout our Web site only as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. This statement applies solely to information collected on AG Bell’s Web site.

Online Registration

Certain features of the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center are only available to AG Bell members. Become an AG Bell member.

Social Media Terms of Use

AG Bell’s FaceBook, Twitter and Linked in Pages are places for AG Bell members and the public to share information, ask for help, and network. AG Bell staff maintains and monitors these pages, but the nature of the discussions here are reflections of all the people who take the time to be a part of the online community. The following guidelines are meant to provide a framework for participation. The FaceBook Terms of Use, Twitter Terms of Use and Linked in User Agreement provide additional terms for using these pages. These guidelines are subject to change, according to evolving standards and interaction.  View AG Bell's Social Media Terms of Use.

Online Financial Transactions

AG Bell accepts financial donations, membership dues and publication sales through AG Bell online community. To donate, pay dues or make a purchase, a visitor must provide:

  • First and last name
  • Birth date
  • Billing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Purchase, donation, or member payment type
  • Credit card type, number, and expiration date

When we transfer and receive financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server, indicated by the “https” in the browser name. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

How We Use Information

AG Bell offers list rentals to third-party vendors and shares information with companies that help manage our Web site and databases, as well as in various other capacities. If we have trouble processing an order or donation, we also use this personal information to contact you.

If you do not want your contact information shared with third-party vendors, please send an email to


A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. AG Bell does set cookies in some capacities, i.e., if a user logs on as a member or if an e-commerce transaction takes place.

To remove cookies from your browser:

  • Open Internet Explorer or your chosen browser
  • Go to the Tools Tab
  • Click on the Internet Options button
  • Click on the Privacy tab
  • Select the level of cookies you wish to receive on your browser: high, medium, low
  • Cookies already placed on your browser will not be removed


Links to the AG Bell Website

AG Bell is happy to allow third-party Web sites to link to content on our Web site. However, the linking should not suggest that AG Bell sponsors, endorses or supports the third party ideas/beliefs/services. AG Bell’s content, logo or URL should not be used for any commercial purposes. If you are interested in linking to AG Bell, please email the web editor with your name, your organization name, contact information and the URL of your site.

By linking to any page on AG Bell’s Web site, you agree to follow the rules stated below:

  • All links to AG Bell will be text-based – you do not have permission to use our logo unless you have written agreement from a management staff member.
  • You may not create frames around specific AG Bell pages.
  • You may not misrepresent your relationship with AG Bell or present false or misleading impressions about AG Bell.
  • AG Bell has no responsibility and does not endorse any content appearing on your Web site.

Links on the AG Bell Website

AG Bell provides links to Web sites maintained by third parties over which AG Bell has no control. AG Bell does not support or endorse the content or products of these sites. AG Bell will not be responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of content, products or services available through these sites.


This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at

Notification of Changes

If at any point AG Bell makes changes to this privacy policy, we will post the changes to this page.

Contact Us

For any questions, comments, concerns, access to your information or to correct your information on our Web site, please contact us at (202) 337-5220, (202) 337-5221 (TTY) or